$3 -5 in-house lunch with 2-3 chefs
Lack of useful number of Sick days or PTO in leiu. Poor healthcare plan. Anemic 401k. low life insurance coverage.
They have this lunch bristo benefit from Tuesday to Friday. Basically it can cover the lunch but the volume is not enough. Free coffee. Dos allowed!!! But no barking.....
Average, Could use more flexible arrangements for sick days and working from home
Good benefits for both Canadian and US employees. Generous healthcare in US, dental, vision, 401k, etc.
Benefits plan is very standard, nothing to brag about. The nice part was 3 weeks vacation but only 4 sick days. The twisted part is that the company always brags about success but does not channel its success to the employees.
You often read about employees complaining that there aren't enough 'benefits' or that there is only 2 weeks time off. When you first join the company, you do only get 2 weeks vacation; however as you are there longer it DOES increase incrementally. Once you have been with the company for 3 Christmases (odd measurement I know) on your 4th Christmas and every one for the remainder of your employment you receive the days between Boxing Day and New Years Eve off - on top of your normal vacation time. In addition to the time off (and 4 sick/personal days - which while it would always be nice to have more, it's not a requirement for the company to provide) they provide twice annual profit sharing bonuses (paid in cash as opposed to investments) as well as a yearly salary raise program that is based on performance. I have several friends in the IT industry that may receive "higher" raises in terms of percentage per raise, but they are given less regularly (as opposed to every year). GR also has an in-house chef and a subsidised lunch program - $3 - $5 for lunch is an excellent deal - particularly in Vancouver, and you don't have to leave the office! The company also pays for an enormous Christmas party, gifts for all the staff, regular events throughout the year (barbecues in the summer, tickets to the company suite for sporting events, team building activities) and is extremely generous in the budget they provide each team for things like potlucks/birthdays. All-hands meetings are always followed with an impressive spread - charcuterie boards, fish, meats, cheeses etc.. They have a kitchen stocked with free food - cheese, crackers, bagels, bread, a latte machine, and much more. In terms of health benefits, MSP is covered for both you and your dependent(s), they offer a wide array of extended health coverage (Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Dietitians, etc..) the Prescription coverage (100%) and the Dental coverage are also good(100% for basic services) Global Relay is a company that tries to spend their money investing in staff experience. Some companies may offer more in terms of salary, but lack the culture. I'd much rather enjoy coming to work and have more in terms of benefits and perks.
only 4 days sick per year, Bereavement is only 3days . Only 3weeks max vacation (no change to get more), If you want more than you need to take time off without pay. Christmas week off only after 3yrs. Maxed out on any and all perks after 3yrs, no intensive to stay longer
Comparable to tech industry - Corporate Bonus, Health & Dental, EFAP, RRSP Matching, in-house Chef, complimentary drinks, breakfast, snacks. :)
It is not bad actually
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.